Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring

"Backward Gypsies," Soviet Citizens: The All-Russian Gypsy Union, 1925-28
In 1926, the Commissariat of Enlightenment (Narkompros) conceded that Gypsies posed serious challenges to the Soviet Union's all-encompassing modernization aims. In a memorandum detailing its recent successes in educating minority peoples, Narkompros...
Military-Civil Administration and Islam in the North Caucasus, 1858-83
As the Caucasus War of the 19th century drew to a close, a large population of Muslim mountaineers in the North Caucasus came under the authority of the Russian Empire. Many of these peoples had been resisting Russian rule for decades, and they had...
Russian History after the "Visual Turn"
No scholar in the humanities in the last 30 years can have remained oblivious to the linguistic and cultural "turns" that are reckoned to have taken place. Rather fewer, however, will be aware of the "visual turn" that was hailed by its theorists in...
The Stalinist Self: The Case of Ioseb Jughashvili (1898-1907)
This article explores the sense of self exhibited by Ioseb ("Soso") Jughashvili, Stalin in statu nascendi, during the 1898-1907 period, when he served the Russian Social-Democratic Workers Party (RSDWP) as an activist mainly based in Tiflis. Taken...
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